RecipesDish typeCakeChocolate cakeThis cake is exactly what it says on the box - heaven! It makes a rather large cake, so it is perfect for birthdays, dinner parties or any other special occasion. The ganache is easy to make and really takes this cake to another level.11 people made thisIngredientsServes: 20 500ml water625g caster sugar250g butter40g cocoa, sifted1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda5 eggs, lightly beaten375g self-raising flour, siftedGanache150g plain chocolate, finely chopped4 tablespoons creamMethodPrep:1hr ›Cook:1hr ›Ready in:2hrPreheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5 (or 170 C fan forced).
Category Traditional recipes
RecipesDish typeCakeCakes with fruitApricot cakeThis gluten-wheat-diary-egg and sugar-free cake is a real tea-time treat. And instead of light muscovado sugar, I used agave nectar.Recipe by:London, England, UK43 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 225g self-raising flour (gluten-wheat free)1/2 tsp gluten-free baking powder1 tsp ground cinnamon5 tbsp canola oil (OR 3 tbsp oil and 2 tbsp apple sauce)140g muscovado sugar (OR agave syrup)140g finely grated carrot1 apple, peeled, cored and diced85g (unsulphured) diced dried apricotsgrated zest of 1 orange plus 5 tbsp juice50g pumpkin seedsicing sugar for dustingMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:50min ›Extra time:10min cooling › Ready in:1hr20minPreheat the oven to 180 C / Fan 160 C / Gas 4.
RecipesDish typeSoupChilled soupGazpachoMake this chilled summer soup after you& 39;ve returned from your local market - in other words, use the freshest veg! The chickpeas make it more filling than a classic gazpacho.21 people made thisIngredientsServes: 10 5 large plum tomatoes, diced1 (400g) tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed1 stalk celery, diced1 cucumber - peeled, seeded and diced2 spring onions, chopped1/2 red onion, finely choppedsmall handful chopped fresh parsley1/2 red pepper, finely chopped1/2 yellow pepper, finely chopped1/2 lemon, juiced1 clove garlic, minced1 (1L) bottle tomato juicesalt and freshly ground black pepper to taste1 dash hot pepper sauce, such as TabascoMethodPrep:30min ›Ready in:30minIn a large glass bowl, combine all ingredients.
RecipesDiet & lifestyleVegetarianVegetarian mealsVegetarian stuffed peppers with rice and mushrooms, feta and Cheddar cheese and a kick of garlic and chilli!Recipe by:Milton Keynes, England, UK46 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 2 large peppers1 crushed garlic clove (or garlic paste)1 small tube chilli paste (to taste)1 (120g) packet golden savoury rice, such as Batchelorsolive oil2 spring onions, chopped2 closed cap mushrooms, chopped140g feta cheese, cubed1 large handful grated Cheddar cheese2 servings fresh saladMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:40minPreheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
RecipesIngredientsPastaPasta typesPenne A delicious pasta dish, which is simple to make and tastes fantastic. Enjoy with a side salad, if desired.96 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese or as needed450g penne pasta450g thick rashers streaky bacon, cut into 1.25cm pieces50g butter1 small onion, chopped5 tablespoons plain flour950ml milk1 teaspoon dried thyme leavessea salt and cracked black pepper to taste4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese400g grated mature Cheddar cheese, dividedMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:1hr10min ›Ready in:1hr40minPreheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesDish typeCakeCakes with fruitDate cakeThis is a & 39;somebody needs to restrain me before I eat the whole thing& 39; type cake which is pretty easy to make and if you think about it, it is two of your five-a-day with banana and dates in it. Perfect spread with butter served a cup of English tea.
RecipesDish typeBreakfastWhether you need something really fast for breakfast or something special.Recipe by:Lääne-Viru, Estonia4 people made thisIngredientsServes: 3 3 teaspoons butter, melted3 rashers bacon3 eggs1 1/2 slices cheeseMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:35minHeat a frying pan. Fry the bacon so the rashers are brown but still soft.
RecipesDish typeMain courseStew and casseroleVegetarianThis delicious vegetarian stew is hearty in texture but rather delicate in flavour. Fresh or frozen garden peas may be used.31 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 1 (400g) tin chickpeas2.25L (4 pints) vegetable stock4 cloves garlic, minced1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper1 teaspoon olive oil1kg (2 lb) tomatoes, choppedhandful fresh basil leaves, chopped1kg (2 lb) fennel bulbs, trimmed and chopped2 medium onions, chopped1/2 teaspoon salt150g (5 oz) frozen garden peasMethodPrep:25min ›Cook:1hr5min ›Ready in:1hr30minIn a large stockpot, stir together the chickpeas and vegetable stock.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenCuts of chickenChicken breastStuffed chicken breastsFeta stuffed chicken breastChicken breasts are stuffed with mediterranean ingredients, including feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and kalamata olives, then baked. This dish will go well with couscous, tabbouleh and/or a Greek salad.
RecipesDish typeBreadBread for special dietsThis is the standard recipe to use for communion bread for church as it is OK for most diets except gluten free.Recipe by:Gloucestershire, England, UK3 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 4 Rolls1/2 teaspoon sugar1 teaspoon dried yeast150ml (1/4 pint) hand hot water225g (8 oz) strong white flour1/2 teaspoon salt2 tablespoons olive oilMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Extra time:2hr rising › Ready in:2hr20minAdd sugar and yeast to warm water, whisk and leave to stand for 10 minutes or until beginning to froth.
RecipesDish typeSoupVegetable soup Tomato soupThis is a delicious cold summer soup, perfect for a light meal on a hot summer night. Enjoy its distinctive flavour - somewhere between guacamole and gazpacho.25 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 1 ripe tomato, peeled and quartered2 large avocados - peeled, stone removed and sliced1 small onion, quartered1 green pepper, chopped4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice1L (1 3/4 pints) tomato juice275g (10 oz) low fat natural yoghurtsalt to tastesmall handful chopped fresh chivescayenne pepper to tasteMethodPrep:20min ›Ready in:20minPlace tomato, avocados, onion, green pepper and lemon juice into the bowl of a food processor, and process until smooth.
RecipesDish typeDrinkLemonadeThis drink brings back good memories. It& 39;s lemony, light, tangy and extremely refreshing. Serve over crushed ice on a warm summer& 39;s day.3 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 1 litre boiling water3-4 sprigs of fresh rosemary or to taste250ml reshly squeezed lemon juice200g caster sugar or to tasteMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:15min ›Extra time:1hr chilling › Ready in:1hr20minPlace boiling water, rosemary, lemon juice and sugar in a large saucepan.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenChicken burgersThis recipe takes a chicken burger with guacamole, salsa and cheese, sandwiched together in a toasted burger bun. The burgers can also be grilled on the barbecue for a summer treat.9 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 4 burgersGuacamole1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted1 small bunch fresh coriander2 tablespoons reduced-fat soured cream1/2 teaspoon chilli powderSalt and pepper to tasteBurgers450g minced chicken2 to 4 green chillies, finely chopped3 spring onions, finely chopped1 tablespoon dried oregano1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon garlic granules1 pinch ground black pepper to tasteTo serve4 slices mature Cheddar cheese4 burger buns, split50g lettuce, finely chopped6 tablespoons salsaMethodPrep:25min ›Cook:10min ›Extra time:35min › Ready in:1hr10minTo make the guacamole, place the avocado, coriander, soured cream, chilli powder, salt and pepper in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
RecipesDish typeCakeMini cakesMuffinsChocolate muffinsWhite chocolate muffinsThese yummy muffins are a delicious chocolaty treat. Perfect with a cup of tea or for a wicked pud with ice cream or custard!Recipe by:County Laois, Ireland29 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 12 muffins225g (8oz) plain flour55g (2oz) cocoa powder1 tablespoon baking powder1/8 teaspoon salt110g (4oz) milk or white chocolate (or mixture of both!
RecipesDish typeBreadWhite breadGarlic breadA yummy cheap version of the classic garlic bread - so easy to make too. Can also be served with curry intead of naan bread.Recipe by:Lancashire, England, UK31 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 2 tablespoons olive oil2 slices bread1 teaspoon garlic saltsprinkle dried parsleyMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:5min ›Ready in:10minSpread the olive oil onto the 2 slices of bread with a brush, next sprinkle the garlic salt over the breads evenly, work it in with the back of a spoon, then sprinkle both with parsley.
RecipesIngredientsVegetableRoot vegetablesPotato Potato side dishesBaked potatoBriam embodies how Greek cuisine takes a few of the simplest of ingredients and turns them into something utterly delicious with little effort. This is a traditional dish served as a main course, and with olive oil as the only source of fat it is a quintessential example of the & 39;Mediterranean diet& 39;.
RecipesDish typeSaladRoasted butternut squash and halloumi salad with pine nuts, beans and couscous or lentils. Super easy and cheap.Recipe by:Surrey, England, UK15 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 1 good sized butternut squasholive oilsalt and pepper1/2 pack lentils or couscous1/2 pack runner beans, halved1 handful pine kernels1 pack halloumi (light or normal depending on desire!
RecipesDish typeMain courseCurrySeafood curryPrawn curryEnjoy this quick and easy king prawn curry cooked using fresh mango, Rubicon Mango Juice Drink and a fragrant mix of spices.Recipe by:London, England, UK6 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 300g basmati rice15g butter1 onion, chopped2 garlic cloves, crushed1 (3cm) piece root ginger, peeled and finely chopped1 Alphonso mango, peeled, pitted and chopped2 green cardamom pods, crushed1 cinnamon stick1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric1 teaspoon medium chilli powder500g raw king prawns, thawed if frozen200ml Rubicon Mango drink2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander25g butter1 teaspoon cumin seeds6 cloves2 bay leaves, torn into picesMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:35minCook the rice according to the packet instructions.
RecipesDish typeBreadYeast breadSourdough breadSourdough starterUse this versatile sourdough starter recipe for any recipe that calls for a sourdough starter. Make the starter in a glass container and store in the fridge after fermentation.215 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 750 ml sourdough starter1 (7g) sachet dried active baking yeast500ml warm water250g plain flourMethodPrep:5min ›Extra time:6days proofing › Ready in:6days5minIn large non-metallic bowl, mix together dry yeast, warm water and flour and cover loosely.
RecipesDish typeCakeMicrowave cakeA brilliant microwave sponge cake which you can decorate in any way to show support for your country! Enjoy!9 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 110g (4oz) caster sugar110g (4oz) butter110g (4oz) self-raising flour2 eggs2 tablespoons milk170g (6oz) icing sugarwarm waterred food colouringMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:7min ›Extra time:10min cooling › Ready in:27minSpray a non-metallic tray with cooking spray.
RecipesDish typeCakeCakes with fruitBanana cakeBanana cupcakesMoist and delicious banana cupcakes, with a vanilla butter icing.25 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 8 cupcakes55g (2 oz) margerine2 eggs55g (2 oz) butter110g (4 oz) caster sugar110g (4 oz) plain flour2 medium sized ripe bananas2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon vanilla essence55g (2 oz) butter110g (4 oz) icing sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extracta few pieces of dried bananas for decorationMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:25min ›Extra time:15min cooling › Ready in:1hrPreheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4, and line a bun tin with 6 muffin cases.